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Faulty Packaging Leads Exactech to Recall Knee and Ankle Replacement Parts That May Fail Early

On February 7, 2022, medical device manufacturer Exactech notified surgeons that improperly packaged knee and ankle inserts were used in nearly 150,000 surgeries. These polyethylene plastic devices are designed to fit between metal parts in ankle and knee replacements to cushion joints. A patient should…

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Paraquat is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: What Kentucky Agricultural Workers Need to Know About the Risk and Their Legal Rights

Paraquat dichloride was first manufactured in 1961. Since then, this herbicide has been used to control grass and weeds all over the world. However, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restricts the use of paraquat in the United States because it appears paraquat is…

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Paragard IUD Lawsuit: Risks of Intrauterine Devices That Can Cause Permanent Damage

If you or a loved one suffered an injury from the Paragard IUD (intrauterine device), you might be eligible for financial compensation. But, how can you tell if your eligible to file a lawsuit for a malfunctioning Paragard IUD? That’s where our dangerous medical device attorneys…

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Kentucky Elmiron Lawsuit: When Vision Damages Occur From Interstitial Cystitis Medication

Elmiron, the brand name for pentosan polysulfate sodium, is a prescription drug used to treat bladder discomfort and pain caused by interstitial cystitis (IC). The FDA approved the drug in 1996, and its patent expired in 2010. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson,…

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Judge Makes Important Ruling in Johnson & Johnson Talcum-Based Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Over the last few years, women have sued Johnson & Johnson claiming that the company’s talcum-based products caused their ovarian cancer. Specifically, the women (or their survivors) allege that talcum powder was contaminated with asbestos, which caused their cancer. As of April 30, 2020, more…

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Bard Hernia Surgical Mesh Injuries and Lawsuits

If you’ve had hernia repair surgery, you likely have surgical mesh implanted in your body. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), surgical mesh is commonly used in hernia repair surgeries and is used in 90% or more of groin hernia repair surgeries….

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